Updated on 4/6/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 95
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Very good athlete
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Not an elite rebounder
Needs to improve his defense
Needs to add strength
Had a massively disappointing freshman season
Terrence Clarke is a very athletic, skilled swingman that came in as a highly touted recruit when he arrived at Kentucky. He is an aggressive scorer that can make shots from all over the floor when he is in a rhythm, and he also is a capable playmaker that plays with a point forward’s mentality.
However, Clarke had a very disappointing freshman season, and he put forth dreadful performances against teams such as Kansas, North Carolina, and Louisville. He will need to significantly improve his outside shot and his defense. NBA scouts and teams may be high enough on him to still consider him in the second round, but he didn’t really seem to do anything well at the collegiate level.
Clarke does not at all look to be ready to play in the NBA right now, and he may need to spend at least a full season in the G-League to hone his game. His physical tools and upside may be enough to warrant him second round consideration, but don’t be surprised if he ends up going undrafted in the 2021 draft.
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